Your little one wants to do everything, including getting dressed, by her "own self." To foster that spirit of sartorial independence, pick an outfit the night before, then hang it on a fun folk-art clothesline. It'll help keep your morning routine (and your beloved little dawdler) on track.
Ages: 2 years and up
Using a pencil and a yardstick, lightly sketch the posts on the wall (ours are 32 inches high, 3 inches wide, and 42 inches apart). Next, sketch a clothesline hanging between them at a height that your child can reach and add a little bird perched atop one of the posts (you can use our template).
Paint over your sketches. When the paint is dry, attach screw-in knobs or pegs (use drywall anchors, if necessary) along the line. For greater durability, add a drop of glue to the knobs before screwing them in place.